Although fall has seen a real ramp up of our schedules I have counted myself lucky as things seemed to start in a staggered way. Rob's first week of school was only 2 days and homeschooling that week was only 4 days due to the Labor Day. The second week he had his regular 3 days of classes and we added Girl Scouts. Next week, we will add 2 of the three dance nights and church school.The week after that will have everything full time.
It is sort of crazed--my google calendar and our home wall calendar are color coded so I don't forget who needs to go where and when. But it is good. We are adapting, week by week.
This weekend we have our last camp out. It is a gathering of our church friends and family at a conference center in Maine. I tent there because it is less expensive than the dorms and because it allows Chet a quiet space to be if the excitement of so many people begins to spiral him out of control. It isn't really "camping" per se as we just sleep in the tent but it is a lot of fun and we all look forward to it.
It will be cold and it might rain, but we don't care. We will have fun and then regretfully will pack away our gear for the last time. Fall is really truly here when the tent gets stored!